CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida man is in custody in connection with the death of his toddler son.
Police say Cody Wygant, 24, confessed to suffocating the child so he could continue playing video games.
Wygant lives at Bell Villa Mobile Home Park with his wife, kids... more »
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Galliano woman accused of stealing money from an elderly friend has been arrested. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says 54-year-old Charlene Romero faces more than 10 felony charges after admitting her involvement to investigators. Webre says detectives began investigating after the victim's relatives reported several... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Metairie man who worked for a home elevation and shoring company has pleaded guilty to a charge he engaged in a plot to employ illegal immigrants. Twenty-nine-year-old Adolfo Hernandez faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty... more »
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - An 80-year-old sex offender scheduled to stand trial this week on 50 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile pleaded has pleaded guilty. Beth McGee, Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office spokeswoman, tells the American Press that Charles L. Bergeron pleaded guilty Wednesday to 12 counts... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former marketing director at Dow Federal Credit Union in Plaquemine has pleaded guilty in Baton Rouge federal court to a charge of mail fraud. Ashley E. Braud admitted to U.S. District Judge Frank J. Polozola Thursday that she used credit union funds in August... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police sergeant testified Friday that she lied to a grand jury when she took responsibility for writing a "fabricated" report that concluded an officer was justified in fatally shooting a man after Hurricane Katrina. Sgt. Purnella Simmons, a government witness in a trial... more »
DERIDDER, La. (AP) - Holly A. Brewer, whose 18-month-old son died after being beaten by her boyfriend last year, has pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Brewer entered her plea Monday before state District Judge C. Kerry Anderson. The 21-year-old Brewer was arrested... more »